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Tube Handling

XL9 – TUBE HANDLER

XL9 – TUBE HANDLER

The XL9 Tube Handler is a simple to use automated pick-and-place tube handler for 96 tube rack samples.

The XL9 Tube Sorting System automates the transfer of tubes from up to nine 96-tube racks, simplifying compound library management, sample preparation, assay sorting, and other processing procedures.

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XL9 Tube Handler

A smaller version of the XL20, the XL9 automates sample tube sorting, re-arraying, sample weighing, sample volume tracking, and now tube labelling!

The XL9’s workflow oriented software controls the automatic transfer of sample tubes to the 2D barcode reader, tube balance, and volume measurement options. The XL9 software logs all collected data (sample 2D code, sample weight, etc.) to output files and integrates with LIMS.

A proven sample management tool, the XL9 works well as primary automation platform for labs with growing sample libraries, and as complementary tube processing platform for larger core facilities.

Key Features

Features


– Automates collection of tube 2D barcode, weight, volume, and DMSO hydration
– Decodes 2D barcode with integrated camera
– Weighs sample with 0.1mg balance option
– Scans sample volume in capped tubes (with LevelCheck option)
– Scans sample DMSO hydration with TubeDowser
– XL LabelPro to print and apply labels – NEW!
– Enclosure available for operator safety! – NEW!
– Small 46cm x 53cm footprint

Automation Benefits

– 7 – 9 rack capacity provides hours of “walk away” time
– Same procedure for processing small and large sample sets
– Sample data output in CSV files for Excel or LIMS

 

Operation

– XL9 software has pre-set load & go sample processing modes 
– Worklist, Tare/Gross Weighing & Data Collection modes
– Software guided tube rack loading streamlines operation

Throughput

– Sort up to 700 tubes per hour
– Sort and 2D scan up to 500 tubes per hour
– Weigh up to 300 tubes per hour
– Scan and weigh over 300 tubes per hour 
– Sort and label 150 – 180 tubes per hour

Applications

– Automates handling of 0.3 mL to 1.4 mL tubes
– Re-array samples prior to liquid handling
– Organize tube rack samples for sample transfer to 384 well plates
– Track sample volume data across compound library
– Conserve freezer space (consolidate partial racks)
– Collect DMSO hydration with TubeDowser

Typical Installations

– Compound Libraries / HTS groups
– Biobank or Bio repositories
– Core genomic facilities
– Molecular Diagnostic Testing Labs

 

Software

All models include Windows 10, 8, 7 compatible XL9 Tube Manager software.  An optional API SDK toolkit allows for IT integration projects.

 

Capacity by Model

– XL9 with 2D reader (9 rack capacity)
– XL9 with 2D reader and balance (7 rack capacity)
– XL9 with 2D reader and LevelCheck (8 rack capacity)
– XL9 with 2D reader, balance, and TubeDowser option (6 rack capacity)
– XL9 with 2D reader and XL LabelPro (7 rack capacity)

For more tube rack capacity, consider the XL20 (18-20 racks).

Configurations

The XL9 is designed for use with 96 tube rack samples and your model can be configured with the features you need, including:

– 2D Barcode Reader
– Automated Balance (for volume detection)
– LevelCheck (for volume detection)
– XL LabelPro for print and apply tube labelling
– Cool Room Configuration
– with Enclosure for Operator Safety

Product Range

Catalogue Number Description
BML-XL9 XL9 Base Model – Sorts Only
XL9 Tube Handler Base Model is equipped to sort microtubes only. What’s included: 9 rack capacity robotic instrument, hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Compatible with 96-well ANSI/SLAS standard labware from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
BML-XL9-C XL9 Tube Handling Instrument – Sorts and Labels
XL9 Tube Handler with XL LabelPro is equipped to sort and label microtubes. What’s included: 7 rack capacity robotic instrument (9 when labeler is detached), hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Compatible with 96-well ANSI/SLAS standard labware from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
BML-XL9-LP XL9 Tube Handling Instrument – Sorts and Labels
XL9 Tube Handler with XL LabelPro is equipped to sort and label microtubes. What’s included: 7 rack capacity robotic instrument (9 when labeler is detached), hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Compatible with 96-well ANSI/SLAS standard labware from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
BML-XL9-CLP XL9 Tube Handling Instrument – Sorts, Decodes, and Labels
XL9 Tube Handler with 2D Barcode Reader and XL LabelPro modules is equipped to sort, decode and label 2D barcoded microtubes. What’s included: 7 rack capacity (9 when labeler is detached) robotic instrument, hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Compatible with 96-well ANSI/SLAS standard labware from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
BML-CR-XL9 Cold Room XL9 Base Model – Sorts Only
XL9 Tube Handler for Cold Rooms Base Model is equipped to sort microtubes only in Cold Room Environments. What’s included: 9 rack capacity robotic instrument, hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Compatible with 96-well ANSI/SLAS standard labware from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
BML-CR-XL9C Cold Room XL9 Tube Handling Instrument – Sorts and Decodes
XL9 Tube Handler for Cold Rooms with 2D Barcode Reader Module is equipped to sort and decode 2D barcoded microtubes in Cold Room Environments. What’s included: 9 rack capacity robotic instrument, hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Compatible with 96-well ANSI/SLAS standard labware from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
Accessories
Catalogue Number Description
BML-ABG650 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for ABgene 0.65mL push cap
BML-ABG300 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for ABgene 0.3mL push cap
BML-ABG5TL XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for ABgene 0.5mL Twist Lock
BML-XL-F300 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for FluidX 300µL External Screw Cap tubes with jacket
BML-XL-F700 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for FluidX 700µL External Screw Cap tubes with jacket
BML-XL-FXT7 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for FluidX 700µL External Screw Cap tubes—no jacket
BML-XL-FX10 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for FluidX 1.0mL External Screw Cap tubes—no jacket
BML-XL-F11 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for FluidX 1.0mL Internal Screw Cap tubes—no jacket
BML-XL-F500 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for FluidX 500µL Internal Screw Cap tubes—no jacket
BML-XL-FIT75 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for FluidX 0.75mL Internal Screw Cap tubes—with jacket
BML-XL-G300 XL20/XL9/XL100/XL200 Rack Adapters for Greiner 300µL Cryo.s 2D barcoded tubes
BML-XL-G600 XL20/XL9/XL100/XL200 Rack Adapters for Greiner 600µL Cryo.s 2D barcoded tubes
BML-XL-MX500 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for LVL/Ziath/Biosero External Thread 500µL tubes
BML-XL-SX300 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for LVL/Ziath/Biosero External Thread 300µL tubes
BML-XL-Z75 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for LVL/Ziath/Biosero 500µL internal thread screw cap tubes
BML-XL-LX1 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for LVL/Ziath/Biosero External Thread 1mL tubes
BML-MAT750 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Matrix 0.75mL Sepra Seal Caps
BMLMAT500 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Matrix 0.5mL Sepra Seal Caps
BML-MAT5SC XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Matrix 0.5mL Screw Cap Tubes
BML-MIC11 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 1.1mL Screw Cap Tube Robo Rack
BML-MIC75 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.75mL TPE “push” cap Lobo Rack
BML-MIC75SC XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.75mL Screw Cap Tube Lobo Rack
BML-MIC05 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.5mL TPE “push” cap Lobo Rack
BML-MIC05SC XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.5mL Screw Cap Tube Lobo Rack
BML-XL-MU05 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.5mL push cap with  96-1 Rack ULT Rack
BML-XL-MU05SC XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.5mL screw cap with 96-Q1 ULT Rack
BML-XL-MU75 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.75mL push or screw cap with 96-2 Rack ULT Rack
BML-XL-MU11 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 1.10mL push or screw cap with 96-3 Rack ULT Rack
BML-XL-MU03 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.3mL external thread screw cap with 96-1 ULT rack
BML-MIC75-ESC XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.75mL external thread screw cap with 96-2 ULT rack
BML-MIC3ESC XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.30mL external thread screw cap with 96-1 ULT rack
BML-RA-1045 XL Vial Rack for vials 10mm dia
BML-RA-104548 XL Vial Rack for vials 10mm dia
BML-RA-104548C XL Vial Rack for vials 10mm dia with conical bottom
BML-RA-104524C XL Vial Rack for vials 10mm dia with conical bottom
BML-RA-1148 XL Vial Rack for vials 11mm dia
BML-RA-1248 XL Vial Rack for vials 12.5mm dia
BML-XL-1281 XL Vial Rack for vials 12.5mm dia
BML-RA-1138 XL Vial Rack for vials 12mm dia
BML-RA-1232 XL Vial Rack for vials 12mm dia
BML-RA-15×10 XL Vial Rack for vials 15.5mm dia
BML-RA-1545 XL Vial Rack for vials 15mm dia
BML-RA-16×5 XL Vial Rack for vials 16.5mm dia
BML-RA-VA16 XL Vial Rack for vials 16mm dia
BML-RA-16×12 XL Vial Rack for vials 16mm dia with round bottom
BML-RA-16100 XL Vial Rack for vials 16mm dia with round bottom
BML-XL-1737 XL Vial Rack for vials 17.5mm dia
BML-RA-1760 XL Vial Rack for vials 17mm dia
BML-RA-17120 XL Vial Rack for vials 17mm dia
BML-RA-FAL15 XL Vial Rack for vials 17mm dia
BML-XL-2245 XL Vial Rack for vials 22.2mm dia
BML-RA-30115 XL Vial Rack for vials 30mm dia
BML-XL-G1000 XL Rack Adapter for Greiner 1,000µL Cryo.s 2D barcoded tubes (96 well format) for XL100 ONLY
BML-XL-M30 XL Rack Adapter for Micronic 3.0mL Tissue Tubes
BML-XL-635 XL Rack Adapter – provides 63.5mm (2.5″) of elevation for vial holders
BML-XL-PN24 XL Rack Adapter for 24 well tube rack – pinned rack for XL compatibility
BML-XL-RA-225 XL Vial Rack Adapter Riser Box – provides 0.225″ height
BML-XL-RA622 XL Vial Rack Riser – provides 6.22mm of height
BML-XL9-EN Enclosure for Operator Safety–for XL9
BML-XL9LP-EN Enclosure for Operator Safety–for XL9 with LabelPro
BML-XL20-EN Enclosure for Operator Safety–for XL20
BML-XL20LP-EN Enclosure for Operator Safety–for XL20 with LabelPro

Labware Compatibility

Compatible 96 tube format labware

– FluidX
– Micronic 
– Thermo / Matrix / ABgene 
– Greiner
– Ziath/Biosero
– LVL

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XL20 – TUBE SORTING SYSTEM

XL20 – TUBE SORTING SYSTEM

Automates tube re-arraying, sample weighing, volume tracking, & labelling for 96 tube rack samples.

Sort up to 700 tubes per hour. The XL20 Tube Sorting System automates the transfer of tubes from up to twenty 96-tube racks, simplifying compound library management, sample preparation, assay sorting, and other processing procedures.

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XL20 Tube Handler

XL20 is a simple-to-use automated pick and place tube handler for 96 tube rack samples. The XL20 automates sample tube sorting, 2D sample tracking, and sample weighing tasks. The XL20’s workflow oriented software controls the automatic transfer of sample tubes to 2D barcode reader, tube balance, and volume measurement options.

 

The XL20 software logs all collected data (sample 2D code, sample weight, etc.) to output files. A proven sample management tool, the XL20 works well as primary automation platform for labs with growing sample libraries, and as complementary automation for larger core facilities. 

Key Features

Features


– Automates collection of  tube 2D barcode, weight, volume, and DMSO hydration
– Decode 2D barcode with integrated camera
– Weighs sample with 0.1mg balance option
– Scans for sample volume in tubes (with LevelCheck option)
– Scans sample DMSO hydration with TubeDowser
– XL LabelPro to print and apply labels – NEW!
– Enclosure available for operator safety! – NEW!
– Small 28cm x 53cm footprint

Automation Benefits

– 18 to 20 tube rack deck provides hours of “walk -away” time
– Same procedure for processing small and large sample sets
– Sample data output in CSV files for Excel or LIMS 

 

Operation

– XL20 software has pre-set load & go sample processing modes 
– Worklist, Tare/Gross weighing, & Data collection modes
– Software guided tube rack loading streamlines operation

Applications

– Automates handling of 0.3 mL to 1.4 mL tubes
– Re-array samples prior to liquid handling
– Organise tube rack samples for sample transfer to 384 well plate
– Track sample volume data across compound library
– Conserve freezer space (consolidate partial racks)
– Collect DMSO hydration with TubeDowser 

Software

All models include Windows-based (10,8,7,vista compatible) XL20 Tube Manager software.  An optional API SDK toolkit allows for IT integration projects.

 

Typical Installations

– Compound Libraries / HTS groups
– Biobank or Biorepositories
– Core genomic facilities
– Molecular Diagnostic Testing Labs

 

Throughput

– Sort up to 700 tubes per hour
– Sort and 2D scan up to 500 tubes per hour
– Weigh up to 300 tubes per hour
– Scan and weigh over 300 tubes per hour 
– Sort and label 150 – 180 tubes per hour

Capacity by Model

– XL20 with 2D reader (20 rack capacity)
– XL20 with 2D reader and balance (18 rack capacity)
– XL20 with 2D reader and LevelCheck (19 rack capacity)
– XL20 with 2D reader, balance, and TubeDowser (17 rack capacity)
– XL20 with 2D reader and XL LabelPro (18 rack capacity)

For a smaller capacity and footprint, consider the XL9 (7 to 9 racks)

Configurations

The XL20 is designed for use with 96 tube rack samples and your model can be configured with the features you need, including:

– 2D Barcode Reader
– Automated Balance (for volume detection)
– LevelCheck (for volume detection)
– XL LabelPro for print and apply tube labelling
– Cool Room Configuration with Enclosure for Operator Safety

Product Range

Catalogue Number Description
BML-XL20 XL20 Base Model – Sorts Only
XL20 Tube Handler Base Model is equipped to sort microtubes only. What’s included: 20 rack capacity robotic instrument, hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Compatible with 96-well ANSI/SLAS standard labware from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
BML-XL20-C XL20 Tube Handling Instrument – Sorts and Decodes
XL20 Tube Handler with 2D Barcode Reader module is equipped to sort and decode 2D barcoded microtubes. What’s included: 20 rack capacity robotic instrument, hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Compatible with 96-well ANSI/SLAS standard labware from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
BML-XL20-LP XL20 Tube Handling Instrument – Sorts and Labels
XL20 Tube Handler with XL LabelPro is equipped to sort and label microtubes. What’s included: 18 rack capacity robotic instrument (20 when labeler is detached), hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Compatible with 96-well ANSI/SLAS standard labware from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
BML-XL20-CLP XL20 Tube Handling Instrument – Sorts, Decodes, and Labels
XL20 Tube Handler with 2D Barcode Reader and XL LabelPro modules is equipped to sort, decode and label 2D barcoded microtubes. What’s included: 18 rack capacity (20 when labeler is detached) robotic instrument, hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Compatible with 96-well ANSI/SLAS standard labware from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
BML-CR-XL20 Cold Room XL20 Base Model – Sorts Only
XL20 Tube Handler for Cold Rooms Base Model is equipped to sort microtubes only in Cold Room Environments. What’s included: 20 rack capacity robotic instrument, hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Compatible with 96-well ANSI/SLAS standard labware from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
BML-CR-XL20C Cold Room XL20 Tube Handling Instrument – Sorts and Decodes
XL20 Tube Handler for Cold Rooms with 2D Barcode Reader Module is equipped to sort and decode 2D barcoded microtubes in Cold Room Environments. What’s included: 20 rack capacity robotic instrument, hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Compatible with 96-well ANSI/SLAS standard labware from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
Accessories
Catalogue Number Description
BML-ABG650 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for ABgene 0.65mL push cap
BML-ABG300 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for ABgene 0.3mL push cap
BML-ABG5TL XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for ABgene 0.5mL Twist Lock
BML-XL-F300 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for FluidX 300µL External Screw Cap tubes with jacket
BML-XL-F700 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for FluidX 700µL External Screw Cap tubes with jacket
BML-XL-FXT7 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for FluidX 700µL External Screw Cap tubes—no jacket
BML-XL-FX10 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for FluidX 1.0mL External Screw Cap tubes—no jacket
BML-XL-F11 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for FluidX 1.0mL Internal Screw Cap tubes—no jacket
BML-XL-F500 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for FluidX 500µL Internal Screw Cap tubes—no jacket
BML-XL-FIT75 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for FluidX 0.75mL Internal Screw Cap tubes—with jacket
BML-XL-G300 XL20/XL9/XL100/XL200 Rack Adapters for Greiner 300µL Cryo.s 2D barcoded tubes
BML-XL-G600 XL20/XL9/XL100/XL200 Rack Adapters for Greiner 600µL Cryo.s 2D barcoded tubes
BML-XL-MX500 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for LVL/Ziath/Biosero External Thread 500µL tubes
BML-XL-SX300 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for LVL/Ziath/Biosero External Thread 300µL tubes
BML-XL-Z75 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for LVL/Ziath/Biosero 500µL internal thread screw cap tubes
BML-XL-LX1 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for LVL/Ziath/Biosero External Thread 1mL tubes
BML-MAT750 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Matrix 0.75mL Sepra Seal Caps
BMLMAT500 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Matrix 0.5mL Sepra Seal Caps
BML-MAT5SC XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Matrix 0.5mL Screw Cap Tubes
BML-MIC11 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 1.1mL Screw Cap Tube Robo Rack
BML-MIC75 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.75mL TPE “push” cap Lobo Rack
BML-MIC75SC XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.75mL Screw Cap Tube Lobo Rack
BML-MIC05 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.5mL TPE “push” cap Lobo Rack
BML-MIC05SC XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.5mL Screw Cap Tube Lobo Rack
BML-XL-MU05 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.5mL push cap with  96-1 Rack ULT Rack
BML-XL-MU05SC XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.5mL screw cap with 96-Q1 ULT Rack
BML-XL-MU75 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.75mL push or screw cap with 96-2 Rack ULT Rack
BML-XL-MU11 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 1.10mL push or screw cap with 96-3 Rack ULT Rack
BML-XL-MU03 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.3mL external thread screw cap with 96-1 ULT rack
BML-MIC75-ESC XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.75mL external thread screw cap with 96-2 ULT rack
BML-MIC3ESC XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.30mL external thread screw cap with 96-1 ULT rack
BML-RA-1045 XL Vial Rack for vials 10mm dia
BML-RA-104548 XL Vial Rack for vials 10mm dia
BML-RA-104548C XL Vial Rack for vials 10mm dia with conical bottom
BML-RA-104524C XL Vial Rack for vials 10mm dia with conical bottom
BML-RA-1148 XL Vial Rack for vials 11mm dia
BML-RA-1248 XL Vial Rack for vials 12.5mm dia
BML-XL-1281 XL Vial Rack for vials 12.5mm dia
BML-RA-1138 XL Vial Rack for vials 12mm dia
BML-RA-1232 XL Vial Rack for vials 12mm dia
BML-RA-15×10 XL Vial Rack for vials 15.5mm dia
BML-RA-1545 XL Vial Rack for vials 15mm dia
BML-RA-16×5 XL Vial Rack for vials 16.5mm dia
BML-RA-VA16 XL Vial Rack for vials 16mm dia
BML-RA-16×12 XL Vial Rack for vials 16mm dia with round bottom
BML-RA-16100 XL Vial Rack for vials 16mm dia with round bottom
BML-XL-1737 XL Vial Rack for vials 17.5mm dia
BML-RA-1760 XL Vial Rack for vials 17mm dia
BML-RA-17120 XL Vial Rack for vials 17mm dia
BML-RA-FAL15 XL Vial Rack for vials 17mm dia
BML-XL-2245 XL Vial Rack for vials 22.2mm dia
BML-RA-30115 XL Vial Rack for vials 30mm dia
BML-XL-G1000 XL Rack Adapter for Greiner 1,000µL Cryo.s 2D barcoded tubes (96 well format) for XL100 ONLY
BML-XL-M30 XL Rack Adapter for Micronic 3.0mL Tissue Tubes
BML-XL-635 XL Rack Adapter – provides 63.5mm (2.5″) of elevation for vial holders
BML-XL-PN24 XL Rack Adapter for 24 well tube rack – pinned rack for XL compatibility
BML-XL-RA-225 XL Vial Rack Adapter Riser Box – provides 0.225″ height
BML-XL-RA622 XL Vial Rack Riser – provides 6.22mm of height
BML-XL9-EN Enclosure for Operator Safety–for XL9
BML-XL9LP-EN Enclosure for Operator Safety–for XL9 with LabelPro
BML-XL20-EN Enclosure for Operator Safety–for XL20
BML-XL20LP-EN Enclosure for Operator Safety–for XL20 with LabelPro

Labware Compatibility

Compatible 96 tube format labware
– FluidX
– Micronic 
– Thermo / Matrix / ABgene 
– Greiner
– LVL
– Ziath/Biosero

Multimedia

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XL100 – VIAL HANDLING INSTRUMENT

XL100 – VIAL HANDLING INSTRUMENT

Automates re-array, sample vial weighing, capping, decapping, vial labelling, and data collection for common laboratory vial sizes.
The XL100 Vial Handler is a bench top vial sorter that works with a wide range of test tubes and vials. XL100 options include an automated sample balance and tube decapping stations. The XL100 modular design allows for an upgrade path to automate liquid handling tasks.
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XL100 Vial Handling System

XL100 (or XL200) Series Vial Handling Instruments are robotic pick and place vial handling systems used by drug discovery and biotech laboratories.  Typical applications include sample receipt processing, vial weighing for compound dissolution, tube weighing for biotech agricultural groups, print and apply vial labelling for all types and sizes, walk-away vial capping and decapping systems, and liquid handling for the widest array of vial based sample processing with built in sample transfer verification. 

The XL Series can be manufactured with the various modules to meet your group’s automation needs.  These include a linear barcode reader to decode barcoded labels wrapped around a vial, a 2D barcode reader for data matrix barcodes on the bottom of vials, an automated balance for weighing applications, a decapper/recapper for screw cap vials, an automated capper for walk-away capping of screw cap vials, an electronic pipette for liquid handling operations, rack transfer station, and the new XL LabelPro for print and apply vial labelling. 

Vial processing modes include work list, data collection, and tare/gross weighing.  For example, the XL software processes vials and collects 1D barcode and weight information.  The collected information is then provided in the form of a user defined output file (.csv or .txt).

Key Features

Features

– Re-arrays vials and 96 tube rack samples
– Automated 4-place balance records sample weight
– 5-Place Balance is an optional
– Collects sample vial 1D or 2D barcode & rack ID
– Enclosure available for operator safety! – NEW!
– Compact 26” x 41” footprint 

Automation Benefits

– 20 rack capacity provides hours of “walk away” time
– Same procedure for processing SM & LG sample sets
– Sample data output in CSV files for Excel or LIMS 
– Re-arrays 450 vials per hour
– Weighs 180 vials per hour

 

Typically Installed In

– Compound libraries / HTS groups
– Biobank / Biorepositories
– Core genomic facilities
– Combinatorial chemistry areas 

 

Applications

– Re-array samples prior to liquid handling operations
– Sample receipt processing with barcode and volume data collection 
– Liquid Handling dispenses with sample transfer verification
– Capping and decapping vials inline with liquid handling processes
– Tube and vial labelling system

Operation

– XL100 software controls several load & go sample processing routines
– Data collection mode provides automated sample vial weight collection
– Worklist mode allows re-array sample tubes from source to target racks
– Barcoded deck streamlines loading sample vial racks, tip boxes and reservoir plates 

Configurations

The XL100 deck holds 20 ANSI/SLAS type racks or can be configured for custom applications. Your model can be configured with the features you need, including:

– 1D and 2D Barcode Reader
– Liquid Handling
– 4-place Balance or 5-Place Mettler Toledo WXS Balance
– Capper / De-capper
– Cap Feeder
– Rack Transfer Station
– XL LabelPro to print and/or apply – NEW!
– With Enclosure for operator safety! – NEW!

Product Range

Catalogue Number Description
BML-XL100 XL100 Vial Handler – Base unit
XL100 Tube & Vial Handler Base Model is equipped to sort (pick & place) microtubes, tubes & vials only. What’s included: 20 rack capacity robotic instrument, hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Vial holders or rack adapters may be required based on Customer Labware. Compatible with ANSI/SLAS standard labware such as 2mL cryovials, 4ml to 8mL glass vials, vacutainers, honeycomb formats and more from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
BML-XL100-SD XL100 Vial Handler – Sort, Decode
XL100 Tube & Vial Handler with 2D Barcode Reader module is equipped to sort and decode 1D and 2D barcoded microtubes, tubes & vials. What’s included: 20 rack capacity robotic instrument, hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Vial holders or rack adapters may be required based on Customer Labware. Compatible with ANSI/SLAS standard labware such as 2mL cryovials, 4ml to 8mL glass vials, vacutainers, honeycomb formats and more from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
BML-XL100-SDL XL100 Vial Handler – Sort, Decode & Label
XL100 Tube & Vial Handler with 2D Barcode Reader and XL LabelPro modules is equipped to sort, decode, and label 1D and 2D barcoded microtubes, tubes & vials. What’s included: 18 rack capacity (20 rack when labeler is detached) robotic instrument, hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Vial holders or rack adapters may be required based on Customer Labware. Compatible with ANSI/SLAS standard labware such as 2mL cryovials, 4ml to 8mL glass vials, vacutainers, honeycomb formats and more from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
BML-XL200-SDL XL200 Vial Handler – Base unit
XL200 Tube & Vial Handler Base Model is equipped to sort (pick & place) microtubes, tubes & vials only. What’s included: 30 rack capacity robotic instrument, hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Vial holders or rack adapters may be required based on Customer Labware. Compatible with ANSI/SLAS standard labware such as 2mL cryovials, 4ml to 8mL glass vials, vacutainers, honeycomb formats and more from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
BML-XL200-SD XL200 Vial Handler – Sort, Decode
XL200 Tube & Vial Handler with 2D Barcode Reader module is equipped to sort and decode 1D and 2D barcoded microtubes, tubes & vials. What’s included: 30 rack capacity robotic instrument, hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Vial holders or rack adapters may be required based on Customer Labware. Compatible with ANSI/SLAS standard labware such as 2mL cryovials, 4ml to 8mL glass vials, vacutainers, honeycomb formats and more from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
BML-XL200-SDL XL200 Vial Handler – Sort, Decode & Label
XL200 Tube & Vial Handler with 2D Barcode Reader and XL LabelPro modules is equipped to sort, decode, and label 1D and 2D barcoded microtubes, tubes & vials. What’s included: 28 rack capacity (30 rack when labeler is detached) robotic instrument, hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Vial holders or rack adapters may be required based on Customer Labware. Compatible with ANSI/SLAS standard labware such as 2mL cryovials, 4ml to 8mL glass vials, vacutainers, honeycomb formats and more from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
Modules
BML-XL-1D XL100/XL200 1D Reader Module
The integrated side barcode reader captures 1D and 2D barcodes wrapped around the side of a tube or vial.
BML-XL-1DHS XL100/XL200 1D Reader Module
Provides high resolution for detecting 1D barcodes on smaller tubes.The integrated high resolution side barcode reader captures 1D and 2D barcodes wrapped around the side of a tube or vial. Ideal for capturing barcodes on smaller tubes.
BML-XL-2D XL100/XL200 2D Reader Module
The integrated reader captures and decodes 2D barcodes on the base of a tube or vial using a camera mounted beneath the platform.
BML-XL-TL XL LabelPro Module for BioMicroLab XL Series Tube & Vial Handling Instruments
The XL LabelPro Module automates tube label printing and application. Print 1D, 2D barcodes & human readable, symbols, images, etc. Thermal transfer printer (300 or 600dpi). Label Capacity up to ~1,200. Label 150+ per hour. Includes BioMicroLab Work List Manager Software (with labelling Module), and 2 rolls of label media and 1 ribbon.
BML-XL-4P XL100/XL200 4-place Balance Module
The integrated 4-Place Sartorius Balance provides automated weighing of tubes and vials with 0.0001g readability. Options: can be configured with external XL Ionizer blower to maximize readability and/or an External Display.
BML-XL-4PED XL Series 4-Place Balance external display – optional
External display for 4-place balance provides convenient visual access to measurement results for the user.
BML-XL-5P XL100/XL200 5-place Balance Module
The integrated 5-Place Mettler Toledo WXS Balance provides automated weighing of tubes and vials with 0.00001g readability. Includes External Terminal Display, External XL Ionizer blower, internal ionizer with static buttons and vibration mats.
BML-XL-RTS XL100/XL200 Rack Transfer Station (with factory build)
The Rack Transfer Station built directly into instrument deck allows other robotics access to the XL sorting platform, increasing throughput by providing off-deck access. Customized to customer labware.
BML-XL-DC XL100/XL200 Decapper/Recapper
The integrated Decapper / Capper Module enables automated capping tasks. Caps can be removed and discarded, fresh caps added, or a cap can be removed and held while a vial is filled or weigh and then recapped with the same cap. Option: pair with an integrated Cap Feeder to supply fresh caps. Customer to provide cap and vial size. Module is preconfigured to Customer’s (1) tube and vial type.
BML-XL-CAP XL100/XL200 Automated Carousel Capper
The Automated Cap Feeder provides fresh caps to the Decap / Capper module. Holds up to 480 caps. Preconfigured to customer’s (1) tube or vial type.
BML-XL-SACAP XL100/XL200 Automated Sarstedt Capper
The Automated Cap Feeder provides fresh caps to the Decap / Capper module. Holds up to 480 caps. Typically for 2mL plastic vials such as Sarstedt 2mL vials with 6mm tall caps. Preconfigured to customer’s (1) tube or vial type.
BML-XL-LH1ML XL100/XL200 Liquid Handling Module
The Liquid Handling Module uses a Tecan Cavro ADP single channel electronic pipette module to enable automated liquid handling routines. The Cavro ADP uses air displacement technology or conductive tips for liquid level detection to aspirate and dispense fluids into and from any tube, vial or rack position (such as on-deck reagent/diluent reservoir or wash areas). Features auto-load and auto-eject pipette tips. For sample volume up to 1mL. Optional: pair with customized thermal blocks for sample temperature requirements.
BML-SA-DECAP XL Decapper/Recapper Lab Integration Version System
The Decapper / Capper Standalone unit automates capping tasks. The user (or robot) places the vial into the capper, which is then rotated while the cap clamp removes the cap, and can be re-capped with the original cap (or a fresh cap if combined with an Automated Cap Feeder), or the cap can be discarded. Decap one vial in 13 seconds, Recaps one vial in 13 seconds. Option: pair with an integrated Cap Feeder to supply fresh caps. Includes ActiveX Software Developer’s Toolkit for integration projects. Preconfigured to customer’s (1) tube or vial type. Customer to provide cap and vial size.
BML-OM-DECAP XL Decapper/Recapper OEM Version System
The Decapper / Capper Standalone unit automates capping tasks. The user (or robot) places the vial into the capper, which is then rotated while the cap clamp removes the cap, and can be re-capped with the original cap (or a fresh cap if combined with an Automated Cap Feeder), or the cap can be discarded. Decap one vial in 13 seconds, Recaps one vial in 13 seconds. Optional to pair with an integrated Cap Feeder to supply fresh caps. Includes ActiveX Software Developer’s Toolkit for integration projects. Preconfigured to customer’s (1) tube or vial type. Customer to provide cap and vial size.
BML XL-558 Accessory for OEM Decapper/Recapper – Button Control Operation
BML-XL-BS BioShake module supplied by BioMicroLab and BioMicroLab integrates with XL Vial Handling system.
The QInstruments BioShake orbital shaker is integrated into the instrument deck. The high-speed mixer enables vibration free, precision mixing. Suitable for microplates, assay plates and tube racks.
BML-XL-BSNRE BioShake module supplied by customer and BioMicroLab integrates module onto with XL Vial Handling system.
BioMicroLab integrates the Customer supplied QInstruments BioShake orbital shake into the instrument deck. The high-speed mixer enables vibration free, precision mixing. Suitable for microplates, assay plates and tube racks.
Accessories
BML-XL100-EN Enclosure for Operator Safety–for XL100
Provides operator safety with door interlock switch.
BML-XL100P-EN Enclosure for Operator Safety–for XL100 with LabelPro
Provides operator safety with door interlock switch.
BML-XL200-EN Enclosure for Operator Safety–for XL200
Provides operator safety with door interlock switch.
BML-XL200P-EN Enclosure for Operator Safety–for XL200 with LabelPro
Provides operator safety with door interlock switch.

Labware Compatibility

Compatible 96 tube format labware
– FluidX
– Micronic 
– Thermo / Matrix / ABgene 
– Greiner
– Ziath/Biosero
– LVL


Compatible sample vials
– 2mL cryo vials
– 4mL, 6mL and 8mL glass vials
– Cryo.s Greiner Bio-One
– Matrix/Nunc 48-way honeycomb format
– Vacutainer

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